Introduction to Architecture
Look up - what do you see? Are you in a classroom? A dining hall? Perhaps you are outside. What is the nearest building you see? Buildings and cities are everywhere around us. But they can be easily unnoticed and blended into our everyday lives. Architecture is a diverse and complex discipline that involves art and science to plan, design and construct physical forms that provide us a place to dwell, work, play and even store things. This course will explore questions such as, What shapes the design of buildings? How do they function? How are they built? Why are they important to us? We will utilize our spatial thinking to find shapes, patterns and spatial relationships, and create a scale model of a building. Patience and attention to detail are skills required for this class.